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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by decguy Quick way to add a neat water feature. Light casts a nice light on my patio at night.
With regard to the pictures I'm posting they are not the finished product but quick proof of concept I did tonight after finally getting enough time to give it a quick test run before I build the final product. I've added a number of water features around the yard and patio lately and my wife wanted one more and this spillway gave me a quick easy way to add one that has a nice sound to it. This one sits on a concrete patio and is strictly above ground. After the others I've done I did not want to do any more digging. So here's what I'm using and how for this quick little feature. I had a few different basins already but the one that worked well was a concrete mixing basin that is 1 ft deep and 2 ft x ~3 ft. I also already had some river rocks on hand. I also had some steel bar grating already that was 2 ft x 5 ft. Lacking that you can buy plastic grating that is made for pondless water features in
2ft x 4ft sections and that would work well for this while being a heck of a lot lot lighter. (this steel grating is HEAVY) But since I had the steel grating already it was free and quick. I put blocks on either side of the basin and put the bar grating over that then put some galvanized wire I also already had on hand with 1/2" holes over that to keep any smaller the rocks from falling through. The grating does not rest on the bin so I can slide the bin out by just removing the front stones if I need to (such as when winter rolls around) Then I covered that with river rock/large pebbles. Around this I stacked some landscape stone. This was some small gray ones I already had on hand but I did not have enough and I may replace it with some that has a red instead of gray hue. I also did not have enough to make it as tall as I intend in the end. That finish work is a job for next weekend. When I finalize that I 'll also wrap the sides and get rid of those flat stones on the side (they're just 4 gray capstones I had on hand to hold in the pebbles for now) In place of those I'll add more river rock (and I wont stack my joints like I did here but stagger them). You can see from the pictures it is still a work in progress but you get the general idea where it it is headed. Yes, it looks rough and dirty right now but I'll clean it up a lot before I finish. I may integrate a couple small planters on the sides too. I know my wife thinks you can't get too many plants. If I figure out if they will let reviews be updated I'll add more pics when I finish the project. But this worked for a quick proof of concept test to show my wife and gets me well down the road to wrapping it up into a final product. It also lets me gauge exactly what parts I need to wrap it up. Today it was late and I lost the daylight and assembled a lot of this in the dark so all the posted pictures are taken with a flash. I may cut a foot off the bar grating to get a slightly less wide fixture to fit my space better. (yes it sticks out the right side in the pics) For now I have a foot sticking out the side so that still needs work. I'll also put more pebbles on it too later since in the flash I see I left gaps (hey it was dark when I put those in). I was skeptical about how the LED light would look but it casts a nice glow over the patio lighting up the ground pretty well making it easier to see where you are walking at night. That was a nice surprise. I'll probably put the light on a remote control and leave the pump on all the time. The pump I tested with was a little small too so I'll likely go to a pump closer to the 1000 GPM they state should be used. If you had all the stuff on hand and ready to go instead of gathering things from all around the house like I did you could toss one of these together in maybe an hour or two maybe less. (I'm old so it takes me longer) As for the water sound I had expected this to be pretty quite since there is a smooth flow out. But it actually gives a good stream like sound after going over the river rock and into the bin. I also have a universal rock pond and the sound from this is louder than the sound of the waterfall cascade into the pond. I don't mind though. I like the sound it gives off.
June 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ToddB Well-made and sized. LED lighting is a great idea.
You’ll immediately notice that the build quality on this is pretty good. It’s rugged enough to hold up in the intended environment. Stainless hardware will hold up well over the years and of course so will the LEDs. This spillway, which I hadn’t thought to add until I saw it is a really nice touch, especially when visible in the evening. Be sure to match it to an appropriately sized pump, as listed in the manual, which can be found here on the product page. This was a great nice touch and a great weekend project.
I took nothing off the rating because I had no complaints or thoughts on what I'd change.
August 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tanner08 Really lights up the entire pond
This LED lighted waterfall spillway replaced a traditional non lighted spillway. I was uncertain that there would be a significant difference, but was I ever wrong ! This spillway truly lights up my entire pond ! What a beautiful night time accent. It was easily installed, I simply did a switch out with the previous spillway. Everything went smoothly and the water was flowing in no time. It wasn't until after dark that I noticed the true beauty of the LED lights. WOW I'll never have a non lighted waterfall again. This product is truly impressive !!
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brandon Extremely impressed!!
I put this 14in spillway on my pond just to give it a little more more water flow, I am extremely happy with it! I love the LED lights, it brings a light to the waterfall that I have always had a hard time trying to figure out how to do with my pond! I have tried the lights under the water shining up to it and they didn't look anything near what this looks like! Really like the fact it came with a reducer to use smaller tubing to hook it up, that large tubing is sometimes hard to fit in tight spaces around my pond.
June 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kanzan Great idea for Water Feature
The 14 inch LED Lighted Waterfall Spillway is a great idea for a water feature. Haven't got all my materials together for making a waterfall wall flowing into a pond yet. But reading the instructions and looking at the photos posted on the Home Depot website looks great! Will be using a small sump pump located in a re-fill box with a mesh filter on top. Then using cement blocks to create the wall then lined with stone tile. By using a control valve on the pump outlet to the waterfall spillway will control the outlet flow. Saw a similar set-up at a Home Depot in Kansas City several years ago. Took pictures for future reference on constructing a similar feature. Covering the pond lined with cement blocks with pond liner before adding tumble stones around the pond will retain the pond water.
June 8, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Spillway
Seems to be the only spillway in stock at any store. I thought $100 was a little pricey but it is working very well.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rusty Really cool water feature
This thing is impressive. It is 14" wide and comes with a white led light. Led lights are manufactured to last for years. It also come with a reducer so you won't need a big hose. We also got our pump from HD.
It is made out of heavy duty plastic but you still will need to brace the rocks or pavers so that they don't crush it. We are using it at our pond but have plans to build a larger water feature later.
May 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by blrow3 Very pretty accent to waterfall!!
This spillway has been a wonderful addition to our diy waterfall and pond built last year. Wasn't sure if would make a difference and boy was I wrong. It adds light to the top waterfall spillway in a way that pond lights just can't do. It ramps up the nighttime abiance given by the waterfall to a new level. Something you would see in a high end resort. Very highly recommend!
May 26, 2016